Your goal should be to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day. The aligners cannot move your teeth if they are not in your mouth. Traditional metal braces, brackets, and wires cannot be removed for any reason. One advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for meals and for better brushing and flossing. However, this benefit can become a drawback if you are not completely committed to wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Every hour you leave you aligners out, your teeth have the option to relapse and move back to their original, non-desired position.
You chose Invisalign because it is a convenient, comfortable, more attractive way to straighten your teeth. It will give you the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods and the ability to more easily clean your teeth, but the rest of the time, your clear aligners should be in your mouth.
If you are considering Invisalign or clear aligner orthodontic therapy, call the office at 785-266-9100 today so that we can schedule a consultation with you